Al Mouj Muscat connects with world’s top cycling talents

February 19, 2017

MUSCAT: Al Mouj Muscat, Oman’s lifestyle destination, welcomed the world’s top cycling talent at its premises during the recently concluded Tour of Oman race that was organised as part of the annual Muscat Festival festivities.

The 6th stage of the Tour of Oman was kicked off at The Walk in Al Mouj Muscat. The six-day race started on February 14 at Al Sawadi and concluded on February 19 at Muttrah corniche. In between, cyclists raced in different parts of Oman including Jabal Akhdar, Nakhal and Yiti among other places.

On to its eighth edition, Tour of Oman has managed to attract the world’s top cyclists and teams, and has become one of the most awaited races across the world. Big names from the world of cycling have always participated in the tour and it may be recalled that in 2013 the winner of the Tour of Oman, Chris Froome, went on to win the Tour de France.

Nasser bin Masoud Al Sheibani, CEO, Al Mouj Muscat said, “We were happy to be associated with prestigious Tour of Oman organised by Tour de France organiser ASO. The route of the Tour of Oman offered opportunities for the cyclists who arrived from different parts of the world to experience the natural beauty of Oman. Tour of Oman has been successful in promoting Oman’s cultural and heritage diversity and being an ideal destination for sports and tourism. We at Al Mouj Muscat are thrilled to be connected to a sporting event that promotes Oman as a tourist destination.”

In a continuance of Al Mouj Muscat’s role in promoting the Sultanate as an attractive sport destination, it has hosted a lot of international sport competitions, including golf tournaments and sailing events over the last many years.

To promote sports and inspire healthier living among residents and visitors, Al Mouj Muscat has developed world class sports facilities. Al Mouj Marina, the flagship yachting and sailing destination has been perfectly placed at the heart of Al Mouj Muscat. Ideal for sailing enthusiasts, the premier marina facility provides a perfect venue for sporting events.

Al Mouj Golf, designed by Greg Norman, is a significant part of Al Mouj Muscat. The course which is 7,342 yards in length is regarded as the No.1 golf course in Oman. The best part of the links style course is that it offers amateurs and professionals alike an opportunity to indulge in golf.

Al Mouj Muscat which is increasingly being recognised as a world-class lifestyle destination was the title sponsor of the Muscat Marathon held recently. The signature international sporting event, Al Mouj Muscat Marathon was a huge success and attracted thousands of runners.

Al Mouj Muscat was a venue for the premium race EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2017 and Team Al Mouj participated in the race.

About Al Mouj Muscat

Formerly known as The Wave, Muscat, Al Mouj Muscat is the Sultanate’s lifestyle and leisure destination and is a unique public-private venture between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim Properties.

Spread along a stunning 6 km stretch of Muscat’s coastline, this world-class Integrated Tourism Complex comprises a group of luxury residential properties including Villas, Townhouses and Apartments, commercial units, retail and dining facilities and Oman’s only signature designed PGA Standard 18-hole links golf course, designed by Greg Norman. Al Mouj Muscat is also home to the 400 berth Al Mouj Marina, Oman’s largest private yachting hub and most recently The Walk, a 70-unit retail area which forms the commercial and leisure hub of the community.

The next phase of development will see luxury hotels, new residential leisure and hospitality offerings. Al Mouj Muscat is a phased development which provides a world-class lifestyle destination.